So after utterly failing to type myself using MBTI, I've turned to Socionics. From watching my own behaviors and thoughts, here's what I can say about myself:
- I'm pretty resistant to other people in that I don't trust/like being around them for extended periods of time. I guess it comes somewhat feeling threatened by other people. I need vast amounts of quiet alone time and I'll often leave my dorm room just to get away from my roommate. At the same time I crave deep emotional connections; particularly romantic connections. A lot of my depression comes from wanting a deep emotional connection with someone, but finding difficulty expressing that in a fluid manner.
-I'm pretty serious and rigid. I have a sense of humor, but it's largely sarcastic and dry rather than silly or nonsensical. To be honest nonsensical humor just irritates me and people that are too goofy or silly irritate me as well.
-I'm a very sensitive person, but upon first inspection you wouldn't guess that. Outwardly I'm pretty unemotional and cold. I can sometimes come off as dry, uncaring, or indifferent when I'm really quite emotional and caring. I guess my emotions just don't make it up to being expressed outwardly.
-As an addition to the last point, when I do express my emotions, it's often very spontaneous and uncontrolled. I can go from unemotional to nervous wreck in seconds and back again, but most of the time I'm pretty unemotional and laid back. I've often heard people tell me that they didn't know that I could get angry or upset.
-I'm incredibly imaginative and I have a complex inner world full of various abstractly related concepts, fantasies, characters, and stories. Most of my effort goes into exploring and refining that inner world. Most of my information comes from seeing how concepts relate to each other within this sort of "inner matrix" of ideas. It's really hard to explain. Most of my energy is devoted to this aspect of myself though, which is why I enjoy alone time.
- I love to read about interesting concepts and theories, particularly abstract ones, and I love trying to take those concepts and integrate them into my inner...whatever it's called. The thing about my mind is that I don't know that I know things until I start talking about them, so I absorb tons of information on things because I feel like I don't know anything, only to discover later that I know much more about things than I think I do; sometimes through simply drawing connections between things or interpreting an abstract connection, I can know about things and talk about things without actually learning anything about them.
If more info is needed, just ask! I'd love to hear what you think!